The Shiv Sena MP and former Congress leader, Priyanka Chaturvedi, gave a taunting remark at the BJP for its criticism of Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 41,000 Burberry t-shirt and said only if the BJP could have calculated so fast the cost of ‘electing the suit-book sarkar’.
Congress leader, Pawan Khera, who is with Rahul Gandhi in his 150-day Bharat Jodo Yatra, took a swipe at the RSS and tweeted, “Nikkarwale will only see the t-shirt.” “One t-shirt has brought up coat, shawl, watch, pen, glasses, car, ship and bungalow.”
The BJP started the debate on Friday by tweeting Rahul Gandhi’s photo and a photo of the t-shirt with the price written on it and wrote “Bharat dekho”. The Congress retorted and said if the debate is now over the price of clothes, then PM Modi’s suit worth Rs 10 lakh and glasses worth Rs 1.5 lakh will also be dragged.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “Today they are raising questions on our containers, on our leader’s t-shirt, tomorrow they will raise questions on my branded canvas shoes or on my socks, on baniyan and underwear. Is this the level of political debate that Mr. Narendra Modi wants in our country? We are talking about price rises, unemployment, hum do hamare do, polarisation. This is nothing but the BJP’s agenda of diversion. They just want to divert attention from this hugely positive Bharat Jodo Yatra that has evoked so much enthusiasm not only among Congress workers but among people across the country.”
The containers arranged for the night stay of the yatris have also come in for criticism because of their “luxury,” though the party said the amenities available in the containers are minimum.